Neuger Communications Group is pleased to announce that Penelope Hillemann has been promoted to vice president. Hillemann, who now holds the title of vice president and senior communications counselor, has been a member of the firm since 2004.

As a part of Neuger Communications Group’s senior leadership team, Hillemann counsels several of the firm’s local and regional accounts – developing communications solutions for clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, nonprofit and green building – while fostering relationships with prospective clients and helping to set the strategic direction of the firm.

President and CEO David Neuger said, “Penny has brought tremendous value to our team. Over the years, her responsibilities have steadily grown and she has proven to be a thoughtful and accomplished leader. The success she has helped her clients achieve and her everyday work truly reflect the firm’s values of integrity, excellence and success. We couldn’t be more pleased to have a person of her caliber representing the firm and serving clients on a daily basis.”

A graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I., Hillemann holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Having served as a lawyer in Milwaukee and a web manager and communications associate at 89.3 WCAL, Hillemann brings more than 20 years of communications and related experience to her role at Neuger Communications Group.

Hillemann said, “Neuger Communications Group brings together such a wonderful fusion of talented, dedicated, nice people. It’s hard to imagine having colleagues who could be more rewarding or more fun to work with, and because of the variety of clients we serve, there is always a new challenge to keep things interesting. I’m looking forward to taking on new responsibilities, continuing to grow professionally and working hard to be successful for our clients.”

Hillemann lives in Northfield, Minn., and shares her life with her husband, David Keyes, and her three children. In addition to her work with Neuger Communications Group, Hillemann is a member of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative board. In her free time she enjoys gardening, bird watching and choral singing. She is a strong advocate for sustainability and an avid reader.